Two things to celebrate!

When Shelby and Connor reached out to me, they had two very important announcements to make!

If 2020 has taught me anything, it’s that despite all of the negativity, hurt, and sickness, there are still so many beautiful moments going on all around us and it is so important to remember to celebrate all of the good coming out of this year!

After moving into our new neighborhood, I quickly had the opportunity to start meeting some of the amazing people living around me, including these two cutie’s, Connor & Shelby.

They moved in a few weeks after us and found me via the local neighborhood Facebook group with a request to have photos taken to capture them and their handsome pup, Lincoln, as they became first time homeowners!

But there was one more announcement to make in addition to building their first home together…

A baby boy is on the way! After taking some shots outside, the two lead me inside and I was shocked to see how put together their home was after just one week of moving in. #goals. We have been in our new home for three months and it still doesn’t look as complete as theirs!

I couldn’t be happier for Shelby & Connor as they embark on this next chapter of parenthood, congrats you two!

What things have you celebrated this year? Drop a note in the comments ❤

We’re having a baby, my baby and me…

On Sunday, July 12, Bryan and I found out that we are going to be parents!

After a few moments of sheer panic, the excitement and joy kicked in. Mommy and Daddy. It’s one thing to have our little furbaby, Rooney – but a REAL human baby!? Oh boy, we are in for the time of our lives!

As the great Ricky Ricardo sang to his wife Lucy in this classic tear-jerker scene, “We’re having a baby, my baby and me!”

On Sunday, July 12, Bryan and I found out that we are going to be parents!

After a few moments of sheer panic, the excitement and joy kicked in. Mommy and Daddy. It’s one thing to have our little furbaby, Rooney – but a REAL human baby!? Oh boy, we are in for the time of our lives! My blog title, ittybittywhitty, suddenly takes on a new meaning for me. This ittybitty miracle is growing day by day. At our first appointment, seeing and hearing babies heartbeat absolutely made the reality sink in. Here is a picture of our first glimpse at the ittybittywhitty to be:

Paper Gown: Check – Tiny Flickering Heartbeat: Check – Tears of Joy: Check
Paper Gown: Check – Tiny Flickering Heartbeat: Check – Tears of Joy: Check

*Side note (sorry Bryan): Before we were able to actually see the little jellybean baby, Bryan thought the whole black area was the baby and started getting teary-eyed before even seeing the actual baby. Love <3.

After out first appointment we shared the news with our parents and immediate family. The amount of love and support from all of them was overwhelming and beautiful. Baby is going to be one very LOVED grand-baby and niece or nephew, and that couldn’t make me any happier. To commemorate the beginning stages of my ever growing bump, here is a picture of me back at my 9 week mark:

ittybittybump – 9 weeks
ittybittybump – 9 weeks

In the weeks following our announcement to our families, I endured a tough few weeks of that first trimester feeling. I think I had all of the symptoms in the book (look for my next post showcasing the incredible care package my sister sent me.) Now upon just reaching my 12 week mark, I feel as if I am seeing the light at the end of the sickness tunnel…at least I am hoping this is the case! We have had two more appointments since our first, and each time baby is has been growing right on track. Every time I see my little baby and hear it’s heartbeat, I get more and more ready for the day I will hold him/her in my arms. Speaking of him/her – we will be finding out our babies gender around Halloween so stay posted! Until then, Bryan requests everyone refer to it as a “he” because he says he only makes boys. 🙂

Our official due date is projected to be March 19. A little pisces fish baby. As you may already know from this previous fishy post‘s explanation, Bryan and I have had a common theme of fish that has been reoccurring since we first started dating. It is more than fitting that our baby will be born in the sign of the fish and for our first announcement to the public we made sure to carry out our fish theme:

Our Little Guppy

As my belly and excitement grows and as our due date approaches, I will continue to update this blog to document our journey. Thank you to all of our friends and family – whose love for our baby-to-be has blown both Bryan and I away. We are so truly grateful to have such an amazing support system in our lives.

love & lots of whit – jen xo